Ropa Vieja Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 290 MINUTES

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  • 2 1/2 lbs skirt steak
  • 1/8 cup pickled garlic
  • 1 Spanish onion, sliced
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 (24 oz) can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 oz brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup ground cumin
  • 3 oz dried ancho chili puree


Brown both sides of skirt steak in a pan over medium-high heat.


Combine all ingredients in saucepan, except for the puree. Cover and simmer for 4 hours.


With spoon, break up meat while cooking. Add more liquid, if necessary.


Add the puree into the liquid during the last 15 to 30 minutes.


Serve hot in bowls.

Ropa Vieja


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